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of an obama play, if you will, you're getting a larger and larger portion of americans that don't qualify for traditional credit. and discover, while it's still a prime lender, is moving into that market. that's a -- it's a specific stock, but there's -- i think probably one of the best areas within financials is where the regulars have created an area where there's so much demand because borrowers' needs are not getting met. and that is effectively a shadow industry that's developing inside of the united states that's growing dramatically, that's, you know, that is not under the jury diction of tisdi consumer finance protection bureau. also importantly i'm a big advocate that parts of the united states are growing faster than emergining markets. so you have louisiana growing gdp on a double digit basis. >> you've luked the ag states for a long time. >> i like the ag states. anything exposed to the energy states, too. the big banks don't have a large concentration to those areas. they're well exposed, but they don't have a large concentration. >> would you put new money to work in this ma
. lots of pushes to take that up to $9, as president obama has talked about. the average starbucks barista, according to glassdoor website, makes $8.78 an hour. >> well, that's a little misleading, but i'll come back to that. you know, i think the minimum wage issue is a double-edged sword. and what i would not want to see is the minimum wage go up and as a result of that, employers starting to hire less people or cutting people's hours. and you have to be very careful of the unintended consequences. on balance, i am a supporter of the minimum wage going up, but i think we've got to be very, very careful and be careful what we wish for, because some employers, and it could be a lot of them, will be scared away from hiring new people or creating incremental hours for part-time people as a result of that wage going up. so you've got to be very careful and this has to be very thought out. and i would say, in terms of the health care law, that's going to go into effect, there are significant unintended consequences that was not thought out as much as it should have, that will significa
city at 3.6. that brings you to 53%, put on that obama care -- >> right. >> 3.6 or 3.8 -- >> yeah. >> another tax. you're talking about 56.8% of your income going right to the government. 56.8%. >> i talked to an accountant today who says his clients say, tell mel what my rate is this year, tell me what i'm spending on taxes compared to last year. people have woken up to this. and, look, whether we're going to see a massive tax flight, if wealth is going to flee the states, we don't know. but for the first time, the wealthy are feeling like, you know what, what is my pain threshold here, it may be too much. >> absolutely. it's really interesting to see bill maher talk about it. i may have to start watching bill maher again. >> that's huge. >> thank you, robert. >> thank you. >> robert frank. >>> is michael getting dell? the answer will come soon, as competitors only have until midnight tonight to submit higher builds for the computer maker. now the maker has reportedly gotten interest from carl icahn and blackstone. so, will michael dell's offer be enough and will shareholders app
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